Friday, August 26, 2011

Traditional Costumes : Postage Stamps Spain

After the Catalan costume stamps from France and Andorra in the last weeks, we look this week at the Catalan costumes on stamps from Spain. Catalonia is one of the seventeen autonomous communities of the Kingdom of Spain. It comprises four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona, and borders France and Andorra to the north, Aragon to the west, the Valencian Community to the south, and the Mediterranean Sea to the east.
The stamps above are from a very large costume series issued from 1967 to 1971. They show the Catalan costumes from Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona, respectively.

The next stamp is from 1977 (series of Spanish celebrities) and shows the Catalan poet Jacinto Verdaguer (1845-1902) in the barretina (traditional Catalan hat).

You can find Catalonia on this map of Spain (the pink areas in the north east of Spain):

1 comment:

Annuk said...

Such an interesting trip through European traditional costumes! Stamps are really more than just "stamps", they are a way for traveling! Thanks for sharing!